The Causes Of The German Resistance In World War II

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World War II was a horrific time in history. Millions of innocent civilians and soldiers died. During the war, Germany invaded and took over many other countries like France, Yugoslavia, and parts of Russia. In all of these countries, citizens joined Resistances or took part in illegal activities such as reading illegal newspapers. A resistance is “a group of people organized to work clandestinely against an oppressor,” (Richardson). In the scenario of World War II, Germany was the oppressor and the resisters were fighting against the Germans. Resisters often did anything they could do without getting caught to either help the allies or hurt Germany. While the big army’s were fighting the larger battles, the resistances were fighting a more strategic war. The Yugoslavian, Russian, and French Resistances impacted Hitler’s army and the outcome of the war. The major resistances that had the largest impact were outside of Germany. However, there was a small resistance in Germany. When Adolf Hitler outlawed communist and leftist groups, the some of the members created a resistance. While the German resistance did not do a lot, they did inform the other countries about the violence of the Nazi regime and how Nazism was a threat. The German resistance also distributed illegal material that criticized the Nazis and went on strikes (Cocco). This resistance did not have a major impact on the German army, but it did let the rest of the world know what was going on and to start
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